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My first week at TLC

I have had my first week into my course and am so happy I am doing it! 
They got me to paint ANGER, LAUGHTER, BOREDOM and LOVE...

Paint your life how you see it now and paint how you would like it to be...

Take a personality test to see what traits you have. 
The we had to do a collage I chose to do mine on an old guitar I bought when I was 12. 
Maddy did her ukulele while I did mine...


It was so much fun making a mess in the studio!

After it was finished you had to read what the picture said about you. I got Shaughan to help me and we got to talk about how everything was going to work and I feel whole again. So the next step was taking a small step towards your goal. This is my next step making my cake and eating it too! I woke up at 4:30am to feed Jacko and my mind started buzzing I wanted to bake a cake for my next step so 5am I was in the kitchen baking with no one to distract me...BLISS!




Jacko thought it tasted good too!

My song for today is...


The collaged guitar reminds me of all of the collages I did as a teen in my room. I loveddd Modge Podge. Checkout my post today, it's a guest post: Gift guide for the working girl!

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